Patrick Mahomes has probably just become the highest paid player in the history of the NFL.
The NFL, which is under siege for not being woke enough, just made another minority the highest paid player in the history of its league.
As we talk about on Outkick regularly, the NFL has created more black millionaires than any business in world history. And it might end up creating a billionaire in Patrick Mahomes before all is said and done.
He has agreed to a 10-year extension on top of the two years he has remaining on his contract.
Whatever this dollar figure ends up being, it will be the most lucrative in the history of the NFL.
It might not even be a finite dollar amount. It may be connected to the overall salary cap where he gets a percentage of the salary cap as it continues to move up in the years ahead.
What it will be worth remains to be seen but it will be an impressive amount of money — the likes of which we have never seen before in the NFL.
Patrick Mahomes getting paid in a really massive and huge way.
I give all the credit to Patrick Mahomes. I don’t blame the Chiefs for wanting to be signed to a longterm deal.
But I will say this, you gotta be careful about paying too much for a quarterback even one as good as Patrick Mahomes.
Because if you look, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks made their run without Wilson making $35 million a year.
Dak Prescott and the Cowboys made their run when Prescott wasn’t making $35 million a year.
Same goes for DeShaun Watson and Carson Wentz.
There are a lot of teams that get a young quarterback and then are able to go out and make a big run but once you start paying a quarterback what he is worth, it curtails a lot of salary cap flexibility.
Jared Goff and Rams is another example.
Typically, the success level of those teams goes down once they have to start paying what their quarterback is worth whether it is Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Dak Prescott, or Russell Wilson.
The Chiefs, to their credit, have already won a Super Bowl in year three of Patrick Mahomes and he will likely win more. But it gets more difficult when you start making the dollars you deserve.